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Cairns woman wins big with G-Solar


A WHITE Rock woman and her family have hit the jackpot after winning a $10,000 solar system from G-Solar & Electrical through Star 102.7’s Claw for Solar competition.

Chrystal Roy, a loyal Star 102.7 listener, entered the competition which ran for two weeks and required entrants to submit their energy bill and how much they were spending on electricity.

G-Solar & Electrical owner Grant Newman said the initial idea for the giveaway was borne of a desire to give back to the Far North Queensland community in some way.

G-Solar reached out to Star 102.7 to collaborate on a competition.

Star 102.7 added the fun element of placing the entrants’ names into a claw machine and selecting the winner that way.

Star 102.7 and 4CA Senior Account Manager Angela Ramhit said the radio station was delighted to partner with G-Solar on a local promotion reaching out to their core base of customers – local Cairns families.

“We were happy to help G-Solar to connect with and give back to their local customer base,” Ms Rahmit said.

“This was also a great opportunity to also raise awareness of solar energy and sustainability in the community.

“The cost of electricity is definitely impacting a lot of Cairns locals and it meant a lot to promote solar energy and the benefits it has in lowering power bills.”

Ms Rahmit said the prize offered by G-Solar was incredible and garnered a great deal of engagement on the station’s social media channels.

“It’s a very, very generous prize and we were so excited to be a part of giving back to a Cairns local that way,” she said.

“Chrystal was such a standout contestant, and we are so thrilled for her and her family.”

Ms Roy said she was thrilled to find out she had won.

“They called me when they were on the air and it was a bit of a shock – I was in the office and had to kind of contain myself,” she said of the win.

“I knew it was real because from listening to the radio show I recognised Inkie’s voice.”

Ms Roy and her family, overjoyed by the win, are even considering upgrading their new $10,000 system to include a solar storage battery – out of their own pockets.

“We are just so excited to have won this prize, and it’s really going to help with our power bills,” she said.

“Having a large family, every little bit helps.”

“This partnership with Star FM has enabled us to raise awareness about the benefits of solar energy and demonstrate our commitment to supporting sustainable practices within the community,” Mr Newman said.

“I couldn’t be happier for Chrystal and her family – they are such a beautiful, deserving local family.”

Keep up with the latest news in Cairns and the Far North, and check out some of our top stories this week: One year of youth crime taskforce and Cairns dance teacher recognised on national stage.

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